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(September 18, 2013) –  The State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin repair and rehabilitation of the MD 298 (Fairlee/Lambs Meadow Road) Bridge over Mill Creek in Kent County Monday, September 23rd.  The $203,000 maintenance project is expected to be complete by mid to late October, weather permitting.

The project includes patching the concrete bridge deck (driving surface), repairing the concrete parapet walls and curbs.  Additionally, SHA will pave the entire length of the bridge to enhance ride quality for motorists.

SHA will work Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Flaggers will alternate traffic across the bridge during repairs.  In October, crews will close the bridge completely to traffic on weekends beginning Fridays at 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. Mondays. During the weekend road closures traffic will be detoured from the work site on Fairlee/Lambs Meadow Road south to MD 514 (Melitota Road) to Flatland Road to MD 291 (Morgnec Road) to (MD 297) Worton Road and then back to MD 298.  Motorists traveling in the opposite direction will follow the identical detour in reverse order.


MD 298 Bridge over Mill Creek, Worton 

Crews will use variable message boards, temporary signs, flaggers, cones, and barrels to guide motorists through the work zone during the week and during the weekend detours.

SHA will hold an informational public meeting on the MD 298 bridge project Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Worton Elementary School, 11085 Worton Road.  The informational meeting will acquaint attendees with all aspects of the project through displays, a presentation on the construction schedule and traffic management and the opportunity to speak with SHA representatives.

SHA’s contractor for the project is Covington Machine & Welding, Inc. of Annapolis.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Saver driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone!

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